Reproduction: Bowl with Minerva and Owl


Photo of Reproduction: Bowl with Minerva and Owl

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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Reproduction: Bowl with Minerva and Owl   (1914.11.0029)
Furnishings : Household Accessories : Decorative Furnishings
Artist/Maker W├╝rttembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Geographic Location Europe, West, Germany, Niedersachsen, Hildesheim
Period/Date Late Republic/Early Empire, 1st century
Culture Roman
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 31.8 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 25.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 7.1 cm
Weight 2,388 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal
Manufacturing Processes Metallization, Inscribing, Electrotyping
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

The Hildesheim hoard was the largest collection of Roman silver ever found outside of the frontiers of the Roman Empire. Found in 1868 and has been explained as the plate belonging to some Roman commander that was lost on a campaign against German tribes. No precise date can be given to the Hildesheim Treasure though most of it that can be dated belongs to the early empire: 1st century CE. D.E. Strong, 1966, Greek and Roman Gold and Silver Plate. p.127 and 133.

Description N/A

L: p. 54a.


Mattusch, Carol et al. Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture Around the Bay of Naples. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 2008. P. 294-295.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction yes
Reproduction Information N/A

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